Sunday, 12 October 2008


October 12 2002, Bali suffered a terrorist attack when two bombs exploded outside Paddy's Bar and the Sari Club. I'm taking a moment to remember those who lost their lives six years ago today.

Saturday, 11 October 2008

Thursday, 9 October 2008


my doorbell died. it's a remote wireless type thingy. anyhoo, it's got batteries in both parts. the ringing bit and the bit on the door. i changed the batteries in the ringing bit. still doesn't work. ok, i couldn't get the bit from the door opened to get the battery out so i took it to work for B to try for me. he's so helpful. :) i bought the batteries tonight, yes, batteries. i only need one but they are in packs of two. then i remembered buying the last one. it was in a pack of two too. it's around the house somewhere. they are not cheap. of course i can't find it now can i? that was ages ago and it probably wouldn't work now anyway. my question is: why do they sell them in packs of two? do other things that take these batteries use two? i doubt it. it's not your normal common everyday battery. it's special, read expensive. it's the same with most things these days. i bought some screws recently for the kitchen shelf and i needed eight. they only came in packs of six. does the phrase gotcha by the short and curlies ring a (door) bell?

Monday, 6 October 2008

long weekend

i went to the bombay bicycle club yesterday for lunch with mazza. it was lovely. i love the decor there. today i went to see the movie 'journey to the centre of the earth' with brendan fraser in 3D. wow wow wow. i love brendan. i expected to hate the movie coz science fiction is just not my thing but brendan was in it so i went. well, let me say that i loved the movie, a lot. it was great. the 3D effects were excellent too. the last 3D movie i saw was jaws 17. that was some time ago and although it was good this was so much better. everyone was wearing those glasses which let me tell you is not a good look. we went to marion and had lunch at spargo's first. that was nice too. i've got to go now and finish my tax return. it's so hard.

Thursday, 2 October 2008

my knee is stuffed

i went to physio/acupuncture tonight after work. it hurts. i'm hoping that it will get better soon as i'm planning to do a bit of walking in bali and won't be able to walk far if it doesn't improve soon. i'm massaging it with silver clove and everything else i can.